People to Know: Designer Sharon Rembaum

The Scarsdale designer and inveterate traveler on achieving an eclectic, timeless, and worldly aesthetic.

Design Philosophy:

Refined, eclectic, timeless, worldly. We love using a variety of textures and a muted palette as a base and then adding a selection of furnishings in natural materials, plus lighting and art. A home should be a reflection of the people who live in it.


Travel, books, magazines, museums, art, flea markets, fashion, nature, and Instagram.

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Hottest Trends:

• Nature, sustainability, and organic design, including increased use of natural materials like woods, colorful marbles, terrazzo, and recycled materials such as plastics; and rich, dark colors derived from nature

• A resurgence of cane and wicker furniture

• Japanese minimalism and Scandinavian design

• Integrated living spaces

• Indoor-outdoor living

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Top 5 Design Tips:

1. Less is often more.

2. Texture goes a long way.

3. I live by eclectic design, mixing modern, vintage, and antique pieces.

4. Be aware of scale. I often see installations where the furniture is too big or the rug is too small.

5. Fill your home with things you love so that it feels collected.

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Go-To Home Design…


The SpacesDesign Milk

Shelter Mags (other than Westchester Home):

Cereal Magazine
Vogue Living Australia
The World of Interiors
Elle Decor
Architectural Digest


Instagram Feeds:


Westchester Shops/Showrooms:

Avantgarden, Pound Ridge (vintage furniture and lighting )
At Land, Dobbs Ferry (lighting, accessories, furniture)
Sarza, Rye (furniture, art, accessories)
Bosch (dishwashers)
Marble America, New Rochelle (tile, marble)

NYC Shops/Showrooms:

Dmitriy & Co. (upholstered furniture)
Allied Maker (lighting)
Marc Phillips (rugs)
Clic (art, accessories, coffee table books)
Roman and Williams Guild (lighting, furniture, art,sculpture, ceramics, glassware, textiles)
Carl Hansen & Son (midcentury furniture)

Greenwich Shops/Showrooms:

Room (furniture)
Fayette Studio (rugs)

Other Shops/Showrooms:

Una Malan, Los Angeles (furnishings)
Lawson-Fenning, Los Angeles (furniture)
Morentz Gallery, Waalwijk, Netherlands (vintage furniture, lighting)


Holly Hunt (fabric)
Dedar (fabric)
Farrow & Ball (paint)
Parachute (bedding)
Natan Moss (ceramics)
Stone and Sawyer (lamps)

Fave products

Circular Copper Mirror With Leather Strap

Sarza, Rye

“Simple, elegant and beautiful for a powder room, entry, or bathroom.”

Armac Martin Hardware

Design Within Reach, Stamford

Louise Roe Small Table Lamp

At Land, Dobbs Ferry

Little Petra Lounge Chair

Matter, New York City

“Small scale and versatile, it’s covered in Skandilock sheepskin — perfect for cold winter nights.”

Ripple Table

Sarza Store, Rye

“Available in multiple sizes, shapes, and finishes, it’s so versatile it can be used as a coffee table or dining table. I love the leg detail!”

Hawkins New York Candleholders

At Land, Dobbs Ferry

Acrylic Over Paper on Canvas by Cecil Touchon (48 by 60)

Canfin Gallery, Tarrytown

“Start with the art. Nothing like art you love to make a home feel collected.”

Leather Bushel Basket

Fern, Hudson

“An elegant way to store fire logs or throw blankets.”

Vintage Venini Glass Sconce

Avantgarden, Pound Ridge

“I love this sconce in an unlacquered brass so it patinas over time. The proportions are great, it’s elegant, and it works well in a bathroom or living space.”

Imola Chair

BoConcept, White Plains

Our Westchester Home Design Awards event is June 26!

Our Wine & Food Festival returns June 4-9!

Our Wunderkinds event takes place on May 23!

Our Best of Business Ballot is open through May 15!

Our Healthcare Heroes Awards event takes place on May 9!

Our Westchester Home Builders Awards take place on April 4!

Our Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Forum is March 14!

Unveiled: A Boutique Bridal Brunch is February 25!

Our Best of Westchester Elimination Ballot is open through March 6!

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